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Windows 7: Windows Update Error Code 490 & 80070490

25 Mar 2013   #61
ericwoo

Windows 7
 
 

I downloaded that tool, but where does it tell me which one to use.

Can't I use either one? I just don't know what ISO means?

Update: Okay, disregard that. I think I know what I am doing now!


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28 Mar 2013   #62
ericwoo

Windows 7
 
 

Guys, I thought the repair install would keep my files and all the data. I went through the steps at that link and it said that it would keep everything. It's all gone!

I also thought the ID number was the windows key. The key is located at the bottom of my computer but at least 5 of the characters are worn out. Is there anyway to get back my files and get it back the way it was?
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29 Mar 2013   #63
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

There is no way that the data should have been lost, unless you opted to format the drive.
Even a custom install doesn't lose the data - is there a folder C:\Windows.old ??
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29 Mar 2013   #64
ericwoo

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, I found the Windows.old folder! I couldn't do the upgrade install unless I downloaded everything from Windows update (which I can't do). SO I did it wrong and tried the custom install which worked, except it removed all my software.

Brink showed me that I may be able to revert back to the Windows.old. I will try this soon. Thanks for both your guys help.
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29 Mar 2013   #65
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

You're welcome!
Good luck with it.
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